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    Does tanking as a monk use the same gear as dpsing?

    Just wondering if I can use my gear i dps in, to change to brewmaster and tank in the same gear..?

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    yes and no the gear is the same other then how u gem and ench u can switch specs and dps but when ur gemming and ench as a tank ur not going to be doing tons of dps but i still pull 50k when i do lfr as dps

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    Yes. Leather Agility gear is what monk tanks use, which is the same as dps monks. You might need to change reforges for better stats as a tank compared to a dps though. Not to mention getting 4p bonus for tanking vs only 2p bonus for dps (if you're one who actually uses FoF).



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    You'll do fine for normal modes and some heroic modes with the exact same gear, gemmed/enchanted in the same way. You'll probably need to start minmaxing your gear once you hit the harder heroic modes, though.

    Also be sure to pick up a couple of stamina trinkets to switch to, just in case. Mostly agi ones work fine, but some fights will go more smoothly with a bigger HP pool.

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    Can I tank DW? or should I use a 2H to tank in... any difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abyssion View Post
    Can I tank DW? or should I use a 2H to tank in... any difference?
    DW monk tanking right now is vastly superior to 2h right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zethras View Post
    DW monk tanking right now is vastly superior to 2h right now.
    Does it depend on the weapons and if they are enchanted?

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    Pros: Having double Dancing Steel is beneficial, as you can have both proc at the same time. "Smoother" elusive brew stacks, instead of the "chunky" intake, and higher damage output.

    Cons: Having to get 2 weapons. Having to get 2 dancing steel. Fighting with rogues/enhance shaman for weapons.



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    haha yea the only reason im using a 2hander right now is coz i want to reduce enchant cost early in the xpac season.....and i have crap luck with weapon drops

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